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Addiction & Loneliness: Can You Beat Addiction Alone?

Addiction & Loneliness: Can You Beat Addiction Alone?

January 18th, 2018

You can. But why try to beat addiction on your own? Science is showing us how social connections make us more happy. This article explores the relationship between community and positivity, with tips on how you can get more connected…today!

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

The Drug, Set, and Setting Model of Addiction (An Intro)

September 26th, 2017

A look at the clinical importance of Drug, Set, and Setting and, more importantly, how it can be applied to reduce harm in substance use.

My child has psychological problems: Parenting Through the Storm BOOK REVIEW

My child has psychological problems: Parenting Through the Storm BOOK REVIEW

July 23rd, 2017

Mental health problems and addiction go hand-in-hand. What can you do if you are facing psychological problems with your child? We review a parental guide on coping with children’s mental health challenges that can help.

2 A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

April 9th, 2017

A call to clinicians to re-think how we work with individual family member’s struggles and needs during treatment. Why not drop preconceived expectations to see the person in front of us? Would that help us work with them more effectively? An exploration here.

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

NLP Strategies for working with addiction clients: #1 Building Rapport

February 23rd, 2017

Beginning this month, Dr. Walton offers a series of articles based on specific NLP strategies as they apply to counseling with clients experiencing addiction issues. The first strategy Dr. Walton discusses is building rapport. More here.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

How to live a drug free life: Ways to support clients after addiction treatment

December 26th, 2016

A discussion of ways in which a therapist or counselor can support a client who wishes to remain drug-free after completing a treatment program. More from Neurolinguistic Programming expert, Dr. Janice Walton, here.

Getting more honest in addiction recovery

Getting more honest in addiction recovery

November 27th, 2016

How can get we get even MORE honest with ourselves in addiction recovery. Three (3) pointers from addiction therapist and coach, Luke Richardson, here.

3 Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

November 14th, 2016

What does it mean to “be an addict” and work in the field of addiction treatment? Essential reading for anyone who uses critical thinking to examine addiction. More progressive thoughts on addiction here.

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

October 29th, 2016

In this article, Dr. Walton discusses the role families play in the maintenance and treatment of addiction. Yes, our family systems can PERPETUATE addiction! More information here.

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